passivist
noun see passivism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • passivist — 1895, originally in reference to sex roles, from PASSIVE (Cf. passive) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • passivist — See passivism. * * * …   Universalium

  • passivist — n. supporter of passivism, one who lacks initiative, one who accepts outside influences without actively responding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • passivist — pas·siv·ist …   English syllables

  • passivist — və̇st noun ( s) 1. : one given to passivism 2. : passive resister …   Useful english dictionary

  • passivism — passivist, n. /pas euh viz euhm/, n. 1. the quality of being passive. 2. the principle or practice of passive resistance. [1900 05; PASSIVE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • passivism — noun Date: 1872 a passive attitude, behavior, or way of life • passivist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Blaj Pronouncement — The Blaj Pronouncement ( ro. Pronunciamentul de la Blaj) is an 1868 document that expresses the reaction of its Transylvanian Romanian backers to the establishment of a dual monarchy in Austria Hungary the year before. Drafted with input from a… …   Wikipedia

  • renegade — [adj] rebellious apostate, backsliding, disloyal, dissident, heterodox, mutinous, outlaw, radical, reactionary, rebel, recreant, revolutionary, runaway, schismatic, traitorous, unfaithful, untraditional; concepts 401,542 Ant. obedient, passive,… …   New thesaurus

  • passivism — [pas′iv iz΄əm] n. 1. passive behavior or characteristics 2. the principle of or belief in being passive passivist [pas′ivist] n …   English World dictionary

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